If you like recycled wood, you’ll love Alicuccio’s furniture and toys. The young Sicilian artist graduated in sculpture at the Academy of fine arts, Catania. For him the concept of waste doesn’t exist in nature. Everything can have a second life. Like his chairs made and assembled only with pieces and material he found in the streets of Turin where he lives.
Alicucio will be part of KidsXMASzoom, an event created by Paola Noe (KidsroomZOOM).
Mimi’lou is a poetic and whimsical brand of home décor items that was launched by Miriam Derville in 2005. A graphic designer, Miriam worked 10 years as an art director for Givenchy, Guerlain, Hugo Boss, before creating Mimi’lou. A she loved designing for her kids and started to turned her illustrations into wall decals. The range expanded quickly into textile, stationery, lamps and accessories. Since then, the brand has developed great collaborations with well-know companies like Habitat, Paul & Joe, Monoprix.
NEW! Mimi’lou is now available at ABC Carpet & Home, New York.
“What do boys like about Mimi Lou? Boys love to play with our stickers… like with our ‘A L’Aventure’ removable wall boarder for example, boys can imagine themselves pirates and put money in the treasure box, hang a batman in one corner of the room. The possibilities are endless! – What do girls like about Mimi Lou? The neon pink stars… what is better that pink when you are a girl? They also love to chose and help their mum put their décor in their room, fun time together!”
The world map is brilliant and beautiful. I is made to play with and offer a multitude of possibilities to create different stories and learn at the same time. It comes with more than 50 dots with the names of capital cities, flags, animals, symbols. Children will learn the different capital cities in the world and place them on the map, they will have fun putting the Eiffel tower in Paris, the pyramid in Egypt and so on..
Rose Bamford’s house in Cornwall – The Telegraph. Rose Bamford is the co-founder of famous British label Dandy Star.
Thanks to Katrine Camillo and Eilidh Fraser for this rich and playful selection.
All products available at www.niddlenoddle.com
It looks like a VW camper but it is…a tent! You can fit a whole family in. I know my kids would love it, but they would probably even prefer to sleep in the small dog house!
(myself in a real VW camper, luxury version – with Haastens mattress, please…)
Kalon introduces a limited collection of beautifully handmade masks for Halloween. Made in New York by Amelia McIssac the masks are available in five whimsical styles: Coyote, Owl, Fox, Chicken and Bear.
Using traditional techniques passed down through generations, all masks have been handmade from wool from Ameila’s own sheep and plant dyed from her own garden.
Each piece is unique and the collection is very limited. There are only 50 beautiful masks to go around. So get yours fast. Available only at KalonStudios.com.
After Milan and Graz, kidsroomZOOM opened its Vienna last week with more than 20 international designers presenting contemporary art and furniture, as part of the Vienna Design Week.
I am hoping that Paola Noe will bring the event to London soon; London Design week 2012?
Participating to Kidsroom were az&mut (F), Bybo design (S), Bomb Design (D), breaded escalope (AT), Collect Furniture (DK), Caroline Gomez/mouta (F), Gommini (D), Liliane (NL), green lullaby, Hektik (NL), Johannes Hoffmann (AT), Kalon Studios (USA), KIdsonroof (DK), kubix (AT), Jaell & Tofta (D), jooloomooloo (AT), Junior Living (DK), Lou & dejlig (AT), Move-it product (GB), Nonjetable (F),Nonah (F), Pete Oyler (USA), perludi (AT), Punch’n’Cuddle (GB), Rijada (LV), The Collection (F), Thorsten van Elten (GB), Tukluk (AT).